Cheer For Chimichurri Sauce

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Yehaw!  I’m in love with this chimichurri sauce!  In fact, so in love that I named it the cheer for chimichurri sauce because that’s what it makes me do.  Cheer!  And you will too once you taste it.

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I love all different kinds of sauces.  What is your favorite?

Here are the sauces I make, regularly:

Of course, that list includes this sauce.  The great thing about this chimichurri sauce is you can put it on just about everything!  Seriously!

You can use it as a marinade, as a salad dressing, on steak, chicken and seafood!  And I dare say on some crackers or bread!

Every single way I mention to use this chimichurri sauce is delicious.  How many sauces do you know of where that statement could be true?

Not many!

Without further ado, let’s get cracking and make this recipe.

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How to make chimichurri sauce

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We have parsley, cilantro, cumin, red wine vinegar, olive oil and garlic.

First thing I do is take out my food processor.

Blend away

I wash and de-stem 1 cup each of packed cilantro and parsley. Then I place the greens in the food processor along with 1/2 cup oil, 3 cloves garlic, 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 1/4 cup pistachios, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon cumin.

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I turn the processor on high and let the chimichurri sauce mix.  It takes about two minutes.  I interrupt the food processor halfway through to scrape the sides down.  I want all those yummy cilantro and parsley leaves to be incorporated!!

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Once the ingredients all blend together, I scrape the chimichurri sauce into a Ball jar.

I put that little stuffed giraffe in the photo because I think giraffes would love this chimichurri sauce, its being green and all!

Let’s look at it with some leftover parsley in the background.

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I hope you enjoyed this chimichurri sauce recipe!

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And as always, may all your dishes be delish!

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Cheer For Chimichurri Sauce

This chimichurri is such a versatile sauce!  You can put it on just about everything!
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Dressings
Cuisine: Sauce
Keyword: chimichurri sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 32 ounces
Calories: 36kcal


Chimichurri Sauce

  • 1 cup cilantro packed and de-stemmed
  • 1 cup parsley packed and de-stemmed
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup pistachios or some other nut
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin


  • Making the Chimichurri
  • Add all of the ingredients in a food processor
  • Turn the processor on high, half way through the mixing, scrape down the sides and continue processing until smooth (about two minutes)
  • Pour into jar
  • Place on food of choice, let’s say a salad
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


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Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 36kcal | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 23mg | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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  1. Oh how I love your chimichurri sauce Elaine, I’m crazy for all kinds of pestos, I always buy fresh herbs just for the one dish and end up pestoing them just so to not waste them. Love the pistachios too, Once I told the Italian mother of a friend that I was making pesto genovese with pistachios and she just shrugged with her eyes to the sky LOL, well I don’t shrug at your chimichurri, I cheer, like you girlfriend!

  2. Love chimichuri sauce over anything. It is similar to the Indian chutney..but best used for marinating. Yumm. Nice pics.

  3. Hehe, I cracked up at giraffe in the background. 🙂 This is such a gorgeous sauce. It definitely deserves the cheer in the title!

  4. I was just on Pinterest the other day looking for a chimichurri recipe. Guess I can stop looking now! Thanks!

  5. I’ve seen a lot about chimchurri sauce lately and honestly didn’t even know what it was! I have a bunch of parsley and cilantro in the fridge right now, so I think I’m going to have to make this sauce ASAP! I, too, love a good homemade sauce.